Name three types of winter weather. If you guessed any of the following, such as high winds, black ice, and un-melted snow, then you would be correct. These conditions are all unpleasant to deal with when you need to wake up early enough to get to work on time. But how do you think your roof feels?
Inspect the Ground
Conduct an inspection of the ground around your home. From this vantage point, you should be able to see every corner of your roof. That way, you can tell if anything is out of the ordinary. However, another way to make sure your roof survived the latest winter storm is to inspect the ground, too. Here’s what you should be on the lookout for:
- Fallen trees and branches: Fallen trees can damage your roof. The branches can also cause the granules on your roof to wear away and can allow water infiltration.
- Broken shingles: Any shingles that were blown off or were broken by the weight of ice and snow should be replaced, as well.
- Damaged flashing: Roof flashing is another defense mechanism for your roof that can be affected by a winter storm. Damaged flashing can also allow a water leak to drip water into your home.
Look at Your Attic
Next up, climb into your attic. It’s best to do this during the day before the weak sun goes to hide behind the clouds or retires for the night. Sunlight shouldn’t be streaming into your attic through a hole in the roof. You’ll have to get these gaps patched up as soon as possible. If you can’t see anything right away, grab a flashlight and take a second look.
Perform Roof Maintenance
When the worst happens, it’s time to perform some maintenance on your roof. But maybe you don’t feel safe climbing up there to make any necessary repairs by yourself. In that case, it’s better if you call the professionals at Blair Construction for assistance instead.
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For a beautiful new roof or new bathroom flooring planned and installed by professionals you can trust, contact Blair Construction. We have been serving our valued Maryland customers for almost thirty years and look forward to giving your roof the care it needs for years to come. Contact us online or give us a call at (410) 729-0777 to get a free in-home estimate. To see examples of our work and get updates on what we are up to, follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Google+, LinkedIn, YouTube, and Houzz.